Library entertains kids and adults with foam-idable outdoor event

The Union County Library offered an unusual way to beat the heat and humidity Saturday: a foam party.

A Madison, Miss.-based company, Bubble Foam Pop, came to the library with equipment to produce large amounts of white foam.

The foam is non-staining, hypoallergenic, biodegradable and non-toxic, but not particularly tasty, and evaporates quickly once a person gets it on himself or herself.

Young library visitors were hesitant to enter the foam at first, but quickly began playing in it. Before long, adults joined in as well.

The foam maker, Dorian LaChance, visits libraries, schools and special events throughout the Southeast with the foam and also presenting magic shows, but this was his first visit here.

Judging by the crowd response, he likely will be invited back.